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5-006-578-11 (1)
Color Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly
and retain it for future reference.
HDC5500
© 2019 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1 5-006-578-11 (1) Color Camera Operating Instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. HDC5500 © 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview..............3 Supported Formats ............3 System Configuration............4 Locations and Functions of Parts......5 Accessory Attachments............5 Controls and Connectors ..........6 Preparations............. 10 Attaching a Lens ............10 Adjusting the Flange Focal Length.........10 Attaching an Eyepiece Viewfinder........10 Attaching an Electronic Viewfinder.........11 Attaching the Cable Clamp Belt (Supplied) ....13 Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position......14 Mounting the Camera to a Tripod ........14...
  • Page 3: Overview

    Overview The HDC5500 is a color camera equipped with a newly developed 2/3 inch CMOS sensor with global shutter for F10 (1080/ 59.94P)/F11 (1080/50P) high sensitivity and high signal-to-noise ratio. Operation as a studio camera is supported when connected with an HDCU5500 Camera Control Unit (CCU) using an optical fiber cable.
  • Page 4: System Configuration

    System Configuration Note Production of some of the peripherals and related devices shown in the figures may have been discontinued. For advice on choosing devices, please contact your Sony dealer or a Sony sales representative. Connection example (optical fiber transmission) HDVF-EL75/L750/L770...
  • Page 5: Locations And Functions Of Parts

    j LENS connector (12-pin) Connect the lens cable. The camera can control the lens Locations and Functions functions through this cable. of Parts k Tripod mount Attach the VCT-14 Tripod Attachment when mounting the camera on a tripod. Accessory Attachments l LED lamp Use as a tally.
  • Page 6: Controls And Connectors

    g GAIN switch Controls and Connectors To select the master gain of the video amplifier based on lighting conditions when the camera is used in standalone status without connecting a camera control unit. Front right When shipped from the factory, the values set are L = 0 dB, M = 6 dB, and H = 12 dB.
  • Page 7 h RET 2 (return video 2) button controlled from the external control device and the controls on When this button is pressed, the picture on the viewfinder the camera are disabled. screen changes to the return video signal selected using RET/ ASSIGNABLE button A, B, or C on the operation panel on the Front left rear of the camera or using the menu.
  • Page 8 g SDI 3 connector (BNC-type) FRONT/OFF: The intercom headset microphone is turned For HD PROMPTER signal output. Available only when off. The intercom audio listening level is adjusted connecting a camera control unit with an HD PROMPTER with the INCOM level control and the INTERCOM input connector.
  • Page 9 When a Note camera control unit having two prompter inputs is To supply +12 V power, contact a Sony sales representative connected, the signal of input 1 is output from this or Sony service representative.
  • Page 10: Preparations

    Adjusting the Flange Focal Length Preparations Adjustment of the flange focal length (the distance between the lens mount attachment plane and the imaging plane) is necessary in the following situations: Attaching a Lens • The first time a lens is attached •...
  • Page 11: Attaching An Electronic Viewfinder

    Attaching a viewfinder To adjust the position forward or backward This section describes using a HDVF-20A/200/EL20/EL30 (the HDVF-EL30 is shown in the diagrams). Viewfinder front-rear positioning lever For details about the viewfinder, refer to the operation manual of the viewfinder. VF connector Viewfinder stopper Set the viewfinder front-rear positioning lever to the...
  • Page 12 If the tilt/pan angle available for the viewfinder Attach the V-wedge shoe attachment to the camera using the supplied hexagonal wrench and four is restricted hexagonal screws (4×12). You can alleviate interference by rotating the camera handle. Loosen the handle rotation lock knob 1 of the camera until it turns freely, then push the handle rotation release lever 2 to unlock the grip.
  • Page 13: Attaching The Cable Clamp Belt (Supplied)

    1 Release the buckle, 2 bundle the cable with the Attaching the Cable Clamp Belt belt, 3 then lock the buckle again. (Supplied) You can secure the camera cable to the camera by attaching the supplied cable clamp belt. Insert the belt bracket into hole A or B of the cable clamp belt.
  • Page 14: Adjusting The Shoulder Pad Position

    Attachment procedure Adjusting the Shoulder Pad Position Attach the tripod attachment to the tripod and secure You can shift the shoulder pad from its center position (factory it with the screw. setting) backward by up to 10 mm (13/32 inch) or forward by up to 25 mm (1 inch).
  • Page 15: Adjustments And Settings For Shooting

    If the pin of the tripod attachment does not return to Adjustments and its original position After removing the camera, if the pin of the tripod attachment Settings for Shooting does not return to its original position, hold down the red button and move the lever in the direction of the arrow to return the pin to its original position.
  • Page 16 ABB:EXECUTING When the adjustment process is completed, the message “ABB: OK” will be displayed. The adjusted value is automatically stored in memory. Notes CC filter select button • During black balance adjustment, the iris will be automatically closed. ND filter select •...
  • Page 17: Setting The Electronic Shutter

    Push the AUTO W/B BAL switch to WHT (up). Note When a camera control unit or a remote control device, such as the MSU or RCP series, is connected, control is performed from the RCP/MSU, and the switches on the camera are disabled.
  • Page 18: Setting The Focus Assist Functions

    Example: with 59.94i Turn the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button to align the arrow marker (,) to <VF DETAIL> and press the Standard mode MENU SEL knob/ENTER button. The <VF DETAIL> page is displayed. 1/100 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 <VF DETAIL> 04 TOP VF DETAIL : (25%)
  • Page 19: Setting The Focus Position Meter Function

    Displaying the focus assist indicators To use the area marker Setting AREA MARKER to ON displays the detection area The focus assist indicator function extracts the irregularities of of the focus as a marker on a viewfinder screen. a subject and converts the integrated values to a level You can set the size and position of the detection area with indicator, which shows the focus condition.
  • Page 20 Turn the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button to align the Turn the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button to display arrow marker (,) to <FOCUS POSITION METER1> or the desired setting and press the MENU SEL knob/ <FOCUS POSITION METER2>, and press the MENU ENTER button.
  • Page 21: Setting The Camera Outputs

    To output as SD-SDI Setting the Camera Menu page Item Setting Outputs <SDI OUT> SDI-MONI OUT SD-SDI DOWN CONVERTER SELECT You can specify video signals directly output from the camera, To output as VBS with menu operations. You can display the signal name by attaching a label Menu page Item Setting...
  • Page 22: Viewfinder Screen Status Display

    Note Viewfinder Screen Status Displayed only when a serial communication lens is connected. Display j Battery voltage Displays the input voltage. Besides the video image, the viewfinder can display text and k Focus position meter marker name messages showing the camera settings and operation status, Displays the marker name of the focus position meter.
  • Page 23: Menu Operations

    Available menus Menu Operations USER menu This menu can include menu pages selected from among the OPERATION, PAINT, MAINTENANCE, FILE, and The menus displayed on the viewfinder screen enable various DIAGNOSIS menus, for convenience. Changing, adding, and settings of the camera. deleting pages can be performed with the USER MENU The following controls are used to operate the menus.
  • Page 24: Selecting Pages

    To return to the TOP MENU screen Selecting Pages Align the arrow marker (,) with “TOP” at the top right of the menu page then press the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button. When selecting a page from a CONTENTS page <VF DETAIL> 04 TOP VF DETAIL : Example: CONTENTS page of the OPERATION menu...
  • Page 25: Editing The User Menu

    Set the cursor to the character to be entered and The USER MENU CUSTOMIZE menu allows you to configure press the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button. a USER menu that consists only of pages and items that you Repeat steps 1 and 2. need, by your adding, deleting or replacing pages.
  • Page 26 Move the arrow marker (,) to the item to be added To change the order of items on a page (this operation is unnecessary if no item exists on the Proceed as follows. page, as shown in the figure in the previous step) then press the MENU SEL knob/ENTER button.
  • Page 27 If the CONTENTS page is displayed, turn the MENU Select DELETE, then press the MENU SEL knob/ SEL knob/ENTER button to move the arrow marker ENTER button. (,) to “EDIT PAGE” then press the MENU SEL knob/ The previously displayed page appears again, and the ENTER button to display the EDIT PAGE screen.
  • Page 28: Menu List

    Menu List This section shows the menus to be displayed on the Legend viewfinder screen in tables. HDLA: HDLA1500-series Large Lens Adaptor • For the pages that have been registered in the USER menu CCU: HDCU5500 Camera Control Unit, or HDCU3500 Camera at the factory, the USER menu page numbers are indicated Control Unit with HKCU-FB50 installed in parenthesis in the No.
  • Page 29 HEADSET MIC INTERCOM1 CURSOR CURSOR 19 (U11) LEVEL 10 (U07) LEVEL POWER BOX/CROSS UNBAL H POSITION INTERCOM2 V POSITION LEVEL WIDTH POWER HEIGHT UNBAL BOX MEMORY EARPHONE H POSI LEVEL V POSI INTERCOM1 INTERCOM1 RECEIVE SELECT WIDTH INTERCOM HEIGHT PGM1 BOX CURSOR FILE PGM2 PGM3...
  • Page 30 PAINT menu DETAIL 2 H/V RATIO FREQ SW STATUS FLARE MIX RATIO GAMMA KNEE APT BLK GAM DTL H/V MODE KNEE INDEPENDENT WHT CLIP DETAIL HD DETAIL DETAIL LVL DEP LEVEL SKIN DTL LIMITER M MATRIX LIMITER WHT VIDEO LEVEL WHITE LIMITER BLK BLACK...
  • Page 31 MAINTENANCE menu FLICKER REDUCTION REDUCTION POWER LINE FREQUENCY AUTO SETUP AUTO BLACK MODE AUTO WHITE GAIN AUTO LEVEL OFFSET TEST ACM TYPE WHITE SHADING V SAW HDR OPERATION HDR MODE V PARA SDR GAIN H SAW HDR CONTRAST H PARA HDR BLACK OFFSET WHITE HDR KNEE...
  • Page 32 FILE menu CALL/TALLY CCU CALL READ (USB t CAM) CAM CALL OPERATOR FILE WRITE (CAM t USB) HDLA UP TALLY TALLY PRESET NUMBER TORE PRESET FILE NUMBER DISPLAY CLEAR PRESET FILE OUTSIDE LED SCENE FILE MODE BRIGHTNESS TALLY GUARD EXTENDER FILTER DISC STORE OUTPUT FORM...
  • Page 33 DIAGNOSIS menu CCU t CAM OPTICAL LEVEL CAM t CCU CABLE LENGTH BOARD STATUS HOURS METER ROM VERSION CAMERA APP D03 (U15) UPDATER PANEL SERIAL NO. MODEL EFFECTIVE FUNCTION POWER SUPPLY STATUS CAM INPUT VOLTAGE CAM CONSUMPTION CABLE LENGTH...
  • Page 34: Operation Menu

    OPERATION Menu OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <VF DISPLAY> ON, OFF, 3S 01 (U04) ZOOM ON, OFF, 3S DISP LEFT, RIGT FOCUS ON, OFF, 3S Valid only when a serial lens is used. ON, OFF, 3S ON, OFF, 3S 5600K ON, OFF, 3S IRIS...
  • Page 35 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <VF MARKER> MARKER ON, OFF Sets the display of all markers on/off. 03 (U06) WHITE, BLACK, DOT LEVEL MIN, 1 to 10, 4 CENTER ON, OFF 1, 2, 3, 4 1: Full cross 2: Full cross with a hole 3: Center 4: Center with a hole...
  • Page 36 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <FOCUS POSITION FOCUS POSITION OFF, ON Shows/hides the focus position meter. METER1> METER NEAR LIMIT 0 to 999 Sets the NEAR edge of the focus position meter. FAR LIMIT 0 to 999 Sets the FAR edge of the focus position meter.
  • Page 37 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <ZEBRA> ZEBRA ON, OFF 09 (U08) 1, 2, 1&2 ZEBRA1 LEVEL 50 to 109%, 70% WIDTH 0 to 30%, 10% ZEBRA2 50 to 109%, 100% <CURSOR> CURSOR ON, OFF Displayed only if HDLA attached. 10 (U07) LEVEL WHITE, BLACK, DOT...
  • Page 38 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <VF OUT> VF OUT COLOR, Y, R, G, B, Settings in ( ): When HDLA is attached (cannot be changed) 13 (U01) (COLOR), (Y), (R), (G), (B), (RET), (R+G), (R+B), (G+B) CHARACTER LEVEL 1 to 5, 4 2X VF MODE NORMAL, HALF...
  • Page 39 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <SWITCH ASSIGN1> VF ASSIGN OFF, RETURN1 SW, RETURN2 Displayed only when HDLA is attached. SW, RETURN3 SW, INCOM1, 14 (U09) INCOM2, EXTENDER, D.EXTENDER, 5600K, VF DETAIL, SPRIT LEVEL INDICATOR, FOCUS ASSIST INDICATOR, PinP, VF ASSIGN SW1, VF ASSIGN SW2, RET1 SW TOGGLE, RET2 SW TOGGLE, RET3 SW TOGGLE,...
  • Page 40 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <SWITCH ASSIGN2> LENS VTR S/S OFF, RETURN1 SW, RETURN2 Assigns a function to the VTR START/STOP switch on SW, RETURN3 SW, INCOM1, the mounted lens. 15 (U10) INCOM2, EXTENDER, D.EXTENDER, 5600K, VF DETAIL, SPRIT LEVEL INDICATOR, FOCUS ASSIST INDICATOR, PinP, VF ASSIGN...
  • Page 41 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <REAR FUNCTION A PUSH RETURN1 CAM SW, RETURN1 Assigns functions executed when you press RET/ ASSIGN> CAM SW TOGGLE, RETURN2 ASSIGNABLE buttons A, B, and C. B PUSH CAM SW, RETURN2 CAM SW C PUSH TOGGLE, RETURN3 CAM SW, Default values:...
  • Page 42 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <EXT SWITCH> RET CTRL CONNECTOR RET1 Pin5: OFF, RETURN1 SW, RETURN2 This function works when each pin of the RET CTRL SW, RETURN3 SW, INCOM1, connector contacts with GND (pin 3). INCOM2, EXTENDER, TALLY R, TALLY G, TALLY Y are available only when D.EXTENDER, 5600K, VF using the camera as a standalone device, and make...
  • Page 43 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <RETURN> RET1 SW SEL CCU RET1, CCU RET2, Varies based on the RET1 button setting. CCU RET3, CCU RET4 RET2 SW SEL Varies based on the RET2 button setting. RET3 SW SEL CCU RET1, CCU RET2, CCU RET3, CCU RET4 RET1 SW + RET2 SW...
  • Page 44 OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <INTERCOM2> INTERCOM2 RECEIVE SEPARATE, MIX Sets the headset audio. SELECT SEPARATE: Set to monaural. MIX: Set to stereo. INTERCOM ---, LEFT, RIGHT, BOTH When the Line select / Receive MIX select switch on the operation panel is set to MIX, menu items ENG and PROD appear instead of this item (the setting values are same as this item).
  • Page 45: Paint Menu

    OPERATION Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <EARPHONE> EARPHONE RECEIVE SEPARATE, MIX SELECT INTERCOM ---, LEFT, RIGHT, BOTH When the INTERCOM1 Line select / Receive MIX select switch on the operation panel is set to MIX, menu items ENG and PROD appear instead of this item (the setting values are same as this item).
  • Page 46 PAINT Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <GAMMA> LEVEL R/G/B/M: –99 to +99, 0 R, G, B, and M (master) values can be independently set. COARSE 0.35 to 0.90 (0.05 steps), 0.45 TABLE STANDARD, HYPER, USER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 With STANDARD or USER selected (only 1 to 5 are available for USER) 1: Equivalent to a camcorder...
  • Page 47 PAINT Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <DETAIL 2> H/V RATIO –99 to +99, 0 Absolute value is displayed in ABS mode. FREQ –99 to +99, 0 Absolute value is displayed in ABS mode. MIX RATIO –99 to +99, 0 Absolute value is displayed in ABS mode.
  • Page 48 PAINT Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <SKIN DETAIL> SKIN DTL ON, OFF SKIN GATE OFF, 1, 2, 3, (MAT) 1, 2, 3: The skin gate function can be turned on for the specified channel only. (MAT): Displayed when GATE of <MULTI MATRIX> is NATURAL SKINDTL OFF, ON ZOOM LINK...
  • Page 49 PAINT Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <SHUTTER> SHUTTER ON, OFF, (ON), (OFF) Settings in ( ): When a remote control unit/panel or a CCU is not connected (cannot be changed) 29.97PsF: 1/40, 1/60, 1/100, Step shutter selection 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 25PsF: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,...
  • Page 50 PAINT Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <SCENE FILE> Stores and reads scene files (paint data): When storing a file in camera memory, specify the number before executing STORE. When reading, only specify the number. STORE Execute using ENTER. 01 to 32 STANDARD Execute using ENTER.
  • Page 51: Maintenance Menu

    MAINTENANCE Menu MAINTENANCE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <AUTO SETUP> AUTO BLACK Execute using ENTER. AUTO WHITE Execute using ENTER. AUTO LEVEL Execute using ENTER. TEST OFF, SAW, 10STEP <WHITE SHADING> V SAW R/G/B: –99 to +99, 0 R, G, and B values can be independently set.
  • Page 52 MAINTENANCE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <LENS1> F NO. DISP CONTROL, RETURN Selects the iris indication on the panel when AUTO IRIS is off: CONTROL: Displays the value from the camera. RETURN: Displays the value returned from the lens. (When AUTO IRIS is on, the value returned from the lens is always displayed.) AF DISPLAY...
  • Page 53 MAINTENANCE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <CAMERA CAMERA NUMBER ---, 1 to 96 Sets the camera number. NUMBER> CCU LINK OFF, ON Turns the link with the CCU No. on/off. When on, you can set the camera number from the CCU.
  • Page 54 MAINTENANCE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <TEST OUT> OUTPUT Display only Displays the current format. M12 (U13) VBS-OUT Displayed when OUTPUT is set to VBS. CHARACTER ON, OFF GAIN –99 to +99, 0 CHROMA –99 to +99, 0 SETUP OFF, ON DOWN CONVERTER...
  • Page 55 MAINTENANCE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <OPTION KEY> READ (USB t CAM) Execute using ENTER. Reads the install key from a USB drive. EFFECTIVE FUNCTION Displayed only when option function is installed. SDI-1 and SDI-2 output formats OUTPUT FORMAT SDI-1 SDI-2 RESOLUTION...
  • Page 56 OUTPUT FORMAT SDI-1 SDI-2 RESOLUTION FREQUENCY OETF Settings Output formats Settings Output formats 1920×1080 59.94i(444) (fixed) /50i(444) 1920×1080/59.94i(444) 1920×1080/59.94i(444) HD/3G-B/SDR HD/3G-B/SDR – – UHD PROMPTER UHD TRUNK – HD TRUNK – HD RETURN IN 29.97PsF(444) (fixed) /25PsF(444) 1920×1080/29.97PsF(444) 1920×1080/29.97PsF(444) HD/3G-B/SDR HD/3G-B/SDR –...
  • Page 57: File Menu

    FILE Menu Five types of files can be used for easy adjustments of the customized USER menu in the Operator file. camera: Operator, Reference, Scene, OHB, and Lens. For the specific items included in these files, refer to the You can store the items set with the OPERATION menu and Maintenance Manual.
  • Page 58 FILE Page name Item Settings Description Page No. <USER GAMMA> READ (USB t CAM) Execute using ENTER. Reads the user gamma file from a USB drive. PRESET Execute using ENTER. Sets the user gamma file items to the preset values in internal memory.
  • Page 59: Diagnosis Menu

    Displayed only when HDLA is attached. Vx.xx Vx.xx Vx.xx Vx.xx <SERIAL NO.> MODEL HDC5500 xxxxxxx EFFECTIVE FUNCTION Displayed if any option is installed. <POWER SUPPLY CAM INPUT VOLTAGE 0% to 100%, 100% OVER Displays the ratio of the input voltage on the STATUS>...
  • Page 60: Appendix

    White flecks Appendix Although the image sensors are produced with high-precision technologies, fine white flecks may be generated on the screen in rare cases, caused by cosmic rays, etc. This is related to the principle of image sensors and is not a malfunction.
  • Page 61: Using A Usb Drive

    Using a USB Drive You can connect a USB drive to the USB connector to save and load the settings data file. The following Sony USB drives are recommended. (As of July, 2018) Series Product USM-QX series USM8GQX, USM16GQX, USM32GQX, USM64GQX, USM128GQX...
  • Page 62: Specifications

    DC OUT 4-pin (1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 0.5 A Specifications (This may be limited by the imposed load or input conditions.) 2-pin (1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 2.5 A (This may be limited by the imposed load General or input conditions.) Power requirements...
  • Page 63: External Dimensions

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